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RealSport’s WWE Mock Draft!

With the WWE Draft barely 24 hours away, check out RealSport's Mock Draft!

With the official rules finally released for the WWE Draft, two of us at RealSport have had a small-scale mock draft to get an idea of what Raw and SmackDown may come out looking like by the end of Tuesday night. One of the rules specifies that Raw will get three picks for every two that SmackDown receives due to the length of the weekly shows, but it’s unclear if it will simply be Raw making three picks and then SmackDown making two, or some other combination of this.

For our mock draft, the first five for each brand were done back and forth, and the latter half was done with Raw selecting two, then SmackDown selecting one. Raw received the first pick, per the draft rules which you can see in detail here. Below are the full rosters that resulted from the RealSport WWE Mock Draft!

Monday Night Raw: Drafted by Patches Chance
Tuesday Night SmackDown: Drafted by Liam Shone

PickMonday Night RawTuesday Night SmackDown
1. Seth RollinsAJ Styles
2. Kevin OwensDean Ambrose
3. John CenaFinn Balor
4. Brock LesnarThe New Day
5. Sasha BanksThe Miz (w/ Maryse)
6. Rusev (w/ Lana)Enzo Amore & Big Cass
7. BayleyBray Wyatt
8. Randy OrtonSami Zayn
9. American AlphaAlberto Del Rio
10. Gallows & AndersonNeville
11. Cesaro 
12. Charlotte 
13. Roman Reigns 
14. Chris Jericho 
15. Samoa Joe 

Draft Results Analysis

The first clear thing about seeing it all laid out is the clear advantage that Monday Night Raw will take not only in getting the first pick but in receiving three picks for every two that is granted to SmackDown.

Interesting possibilities come into play looking at this potential results, most noticeably the separation of AJ Styles and The Club. Gallows & Anderson found themselves drafted to Raw, while AJ Styles ends up on SmackDown along with fellow former Bullet Club leader Finn Balor, who was drafted up from NXT onto SmackDown with only their third choice.

While SmackDown was able to take The New Day, the current WWE Tag Team Champions, Raw had a run on tag teams with Gallows & Anderson, Enzo & Cass, and even NXT standouts American Alpha. Raw also seemed to lean towards name recognition, managing to wrap John Cena, Brock Lesnar, Randy Orton, and Chris Jericho all onto the same brand.

The United States Championship appears to be off to SmackDown along with Rusev, while The Miz and the Intercontinental Championship land on SmackDown. With their final pick, Raw also selected the current NXT Champion Samoa Joe, who winds up on a different brand than longtime TNA-rival AJ Styles. 

Speaking of rivals, it seems that Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn have landed on separate brands and may not be seeing much more of one another. There’s no doubt that Kevin Owens would be a fan of that possibility. This is just one possible outcome of tomorrow WWE Draft, but for all of the analysis and live-reporting on the draft as it happens, be sure to come back to RealSport!

Patches Chance

Yo, Patches Chance here. I'm the Content Editor for the WWE section here at RealSport. In my past, I majored in English Literature at the University of Houston. I'm a former referee with the Doomsday Wrestling promotion. I've been an avid fan for over fifteen years and have written about wrestling for over a decade. I'm also a fan of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and have been a featured columnist for WhatTheBuc. Edge will always be my favorite, but Shinsuke Nakamura is the best thing in wrestling today.

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